How Codependency Affects Our Counter transference
The same problems stemming from codependency arise in the therapeutic relationship. Therapists unaware of how their codependency affects their counter transference may not only experience anxiety and burnout, but may also stagnate therapy and even harm clients. The presentation will address counter transference issues involving fear of abandonment, denial, control, guilt, caretaking, boundaries, and the handling of missed appointments, termination, and fees. Participants will gain specific strategies: i) to avoid these pitfalls and intervene therapeutically; ii) to set and maintain boundaries; and iii) to implement practice policies.